Hello, my name is Jose Ortega and I am the new Principal here at Monte Vista High School. Before I became an Administrator, I taught Health Education, Physical Education, English as a Second Language, and Special Education. I have been in education for 18 years. I attended the University of Colorado and Adams State University. My wife, who is also a Principal, and I have three daughters. I believe that the foundation of education begins with building relationships. I want our students to have choices in their lives and I believe that the more education that you have, the more choices you have. I truly believe that all students can learn and I want to encourage and empower the students of Monte Vista High School to shoot for the stars.
“The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.” -Jean Piaget